The year that was and now

The calendar has changed and a brand new year has rolled in. But the year 2015 has been chaotic for Nepalis and it was not different for Nepali musicians. Years go by and there is always something to look back at. Some known names in the Nepali music industry have their experiences to share with The Himalayan Times. While they are not stuck in the past, they think ahead and hope for a much better 2016 professionally and personally.

Reviewing 2015

It was the year when Jaalma went viral. I also toured Hong Kong. It was the happiest moment of my life as I got to make the world listen to my tune but the happiness did not last long. It was hampered by the earthquake which led to many changes. Everything took a back seat as we had to support each other in that catastrophic situation. I also cancelled my other tour in Dubai and the UK during that time. So, the year 2015 was a mixed year of highs and lows.

Plans ahead

I will be on tour for three to four months — I will go to Australia in April while other tours have not been fixed. This year, I will enforce my solo career as a singer. I will bring out two or three singles too. And I will be doing three films as a music director. I will also start my dream project at the end of the year which will be an album as a composer.

Other than music

Except for albums, songs, and music I don’t have other plans.

I wish this year to be ...

It should not be like the year 2015. I wish to see good governance, happy faces and a good environment for everyone to live in.

As for me, I wish that I get to bring out good and quality works and broaden my knowledge.

— Kali Prasad Baskota, Music director and singer

Reviewing 2015

There were earthquakes and blockade but I was not out of work in those situations. Those factors did slow my work but I kept on working. So, 2015 was satisfying.

Reviewing 2015

Even though 2015 was not good for everyone, it went well for me. My professional life was almost good but not as good as 2014. I did not get to work much due to the problems created by earthquake and blockade.

Plans ahead

The songs that I have sung for movies will be released and I hope they are hit. I hope to be very busy in musical activities/works.

Other than music

I plan to travel a lot in 2016. Though I like to travel, I don’t plan anything. I do things on the spur of the moment.

I wish this year to be ...

Whatever happens, I hope it is good. I am day-to-day kind of a person. I wish to be happy and smiling at the end of the day.

—Somea Baraili, Singer